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Bug 7056 - xdm crashes if pam reports password expiring
xdm crashes if pam reports password expiring
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 1999-11-16 16:22 EST by kie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:24 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-16 05:32:37 EDT
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Description kie 1999-11-16 16:22:14 EST
If you are using password aging, and a user which should recive a
warning-message about changing his password xdm crashes and does not
restart. (If chage -W n user; n>0)

Workaround chage -W 0 is ok, bit not ideal, since user _never_ gets any
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 11:37:59 EDT
assigned to nalin
Comment 2 Stephen John Smoogen 2003-01-24 19:01:16 EST
Bug 7056 seems to have morphed in the current release. It has gone from a
crashing xdm/gdm to now gdm in 7.3 does not give any warning at all.
Comment 3 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-02 16:52:46 EST
I have seen that chage doesn't work if the user was edited using
redhat-config-users at any stage during the process. Could this be related? I
think the stuff that's written to /etc/shadow is screwy when you use r-c-u?
Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-02 16:54:14 EST
Just tested on RHL 9. I get a warning in GDM when doing the following:

- useradd foo
- passwd foo <password>
- chage -M 2 foo
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2003-04-14 13:57:24 EDT
Pushing back to assigned.
Comment 6 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-16 05:32:37 EDT
This works fine with gdm in current releases of Fedora Linux.

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